Sravasti is a historical and religious attraction in Uttar Pradesh. The place has long been linked to the Buddha and his times. It is said that Lord Buddha spent 25 years living in the monastery Jetavana situated in Sravasti. The city also has the pride of being the place where many of the rules of the Vinaya and Jatakas Sutras were first discussed.

Only Sravasti where the Buddha is supposed to have astonished rival teachers by miracles. It was in Sravasti that the Buddha became a thief Angulimala a Buddhist monk. He also delivered many important sermons here. The two pillars of 21 feet high erected by Emperor Ashoka mark these sites. They are on both sides of the eastern gate of the monastery Jetavana. Sravasti was a flourishing center of learning during the Gupta period as well. When the famous Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang visited this site, he found several damaged stupas and ruins of the monasteries there.

Saheth is one of the most popular Buddhist shrines in clusters of tourism in the eastern district of Uttar Pradesh. Saheth a surface of about 35 square kilometers and is located in Shravasti. The site is right, when moving about a mile south-west of Maheth. Place rose to prominence when the excavation work has revealed that Saheth was the original position once magnanimous Jetavana monastery. Place saw a sudden jet of tourism after the discovery.

Maheth is another important center of sanctuaries in Sravasti. But not as famous as Saheth, Maheth also has a group of sanctuaries, which are very popular among tourists visiting Sravasti. In fact Maheth the site of the old town Sravasti. Scattered in the area near about 400 acres, Maheth was the site of numerous shrines and stupas. In fact Maheth been identified with the rest of the city proper. However, instead of long remained abandoned and ignored. It was not until the early decades of the 20th century, when excavation began, the site was closed in front.

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